EHF’s Community Engagement team has launched the second cohort of the Collaborating for Healthy Communities Initiative’s Peer Learning Network.
“Addressing population health outcomes is more complex than any one organization alone can address, ” said Dr. Ann Barnes, EHF’s president and CEO. “Collaboration is essential for cultivating lasting and systemic change, with an eye toward health equity.”
The CHCI project aims to strengthen existing health-focused coalitions and collaborative efforts by improving their effectiveness, leadership, and sustained ability to take action to improve health.
Five collaborative efforts are participating in this year’s cohort:
- Houston Area Suicide
- Prevention Coalition
- Southwest Houston Faith Health Collaborative
- Third Ward Community Health Collaborative
- Families and Foster Care Coalition
- Integrated Care Collaborative at St. Vincent’s House
“One of the things that distinguishes EHF as a philanthropy is that we have multiple ways we partner with communities that go beyond grantmaking,” Barnes said. “In fact, some of our most impactful initiatives have resulted from supporting organizations and groups in relationship building and skill development.”